The Brookings Cubs extended their winning streak to 11 games after two double-digit victories over the weekend. They topped the Sioux Falls Brewers 16-4 on Friday and beat the Vermillion Grey Sox 12-1 on Sunday.
• Brookings 16, Sioux Falls 4 (7 inn.)
SIOUX FALLS – Brookings fell behind 2-0 in the first inning, but outscored Sioux Falls 16-2 the rest of the way.
The Cubs scored the three runs in the top of the second inning to take a 3-2 lead. Ty Schneider scored when Todd Standish was walked with bases loaded. Jared Tschetter then hit a two-run single.
Neither team scored in the third inning. Brookings added one run in the top of the fourth inning. Austin Koenig scored on a Jake Anderson ground out.
The Cubs held Sioux Falls scoreless in the bottom of the fourth inning and then put up five runs in the top of the fifth. Josh Devine hit a two-run double and Koenig hit an RBI single to make it 9-2. Sioux Falls cut the lead to 9-4 heading into the sixth inning.
Brookings broke the game open in the top of the sixth when they scored seven runs. The inning was highlighted by a two-run single from Jake Anderson and a RBI double from Sam McMacken. Sioux Falls was unable to score in the sixth or seventh inning, so the game ended because of the 10-run rule.
Jake Anderson went 1-for-5 with three RBI’s. Koenig went 1-for-1 with two RBI’s and Devine went 1-for-4 with two RBI’s. Tschetter went 1-for-4 with two RBI’s and McMacken went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
JaColby Anderson picked up the win for the Cubs after pitching the first five innings. He gave up four runs, three earned on six hits. He struck out three batters and walked one.
BROOKINGS 16, SIOUX FALLS 4 (7 inn.)
Brookings 030 157 0 – 16 9 0
Sioux Falls 200 020 0 – 4 7 0
Jacolby Anderson, Tyler Kruetner; Jason Steckley, Ben Simonsen (4), Andy Erkonen. W – Anderson. L – Steckley. 2B: Justin Devine, Sam McMacken; TJ Miller, Brandon Ruud (2).
• Brookings 12, Vermillion 1 (7 inn.)
AURORA – Brookings’ offense was hot once again on Sunday night. They jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first four innings and didn’t look back as they won via the 10-run rule once again.
The Cubs scored one run in the bottom of the first inning when Tschetter scored on a McMacken ground out. Brookings would then strike for three runs in the bottom of the second when Koenig hit a three-run bomb over the left field fence to make it 4-0.
Neither team scored in the third and the Cubs put up two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. JaColby Anderson led off the ining with and single and Koenig hit his second home run of the game later on in the inning to make it 6-0.
Vermillion got on the board in the top of the fifth inning when they scored one run. Brookings responded with two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Jake Anderson hit a two-run double to make it 8-1.
The Cubs held Vermillion scoreless in the top of the sixth and then broke the game open with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Schneider, McMacken, Jake Anderson and Noel Burgos each had an RBI single to make it 12-1 heading into the seventh inning.
Vermillion led off the top of the seventh with a walk. They then went down one-two-three and the game ended.
Koenig went 2-for-3 with five RBI’s. Jake Anderson went 3-for-4 with three RBI’s and McMacken went 1-for-4 with two RBI’s. Joey Texley was awarded the win for the Cubs after pitching the first six innings. He gave up one earned run on five hits. He struck out five batters and walked none.
The Cubs will take on the Brandon Rats in Aurora on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
BROOKINGS 12, VERMILLION 1 (7 inn.)
Vermillion 000 010 0 – 1 5 0
Brookings 130 224 x – 12 12 1
Joey Texley, Marcus Heemstra; Alex Mogensen. W – Texley. L – Mogensen. 2B: B Jake Anderson, Ty Schneider; V Braden Smutz, Travis Webber. HR: Austin Koenig (2).